What place would give you the ultimate #PostcodePride?

I think most of us have a bit of pride when it comes to our home towns. For me, that’s Doncaster. It’s where I grew up and lived until I was 19 years old. Although I can understand the reputation Doncaster has as a bit of a chavy town, I can’t help get defensive when other people bad mouth it. I have a similar feeling towards Leeds. When tapping my address is address verification forms online and seeing it start to predict other places I may or may not live, I can’t help thinking of what place would give me the ultimate #PostcodePride. I’m hoping York will give me that, although I don’t know it enough yet as I’ve been here less than a week and I’ve only been to Tesco, the gym and B&Q so far.
One place that has always taken my fancy is Bath. I think this is because I have a friend that loved Bath when I was younger and easily impressionable, though I’ve never been myself, it’s one of those places that gives me a pang of jealousy when I scroll through Facebook and see one of my friends have been. The place looks amazing and it looks like a beautiful place to live.
Here are some of the things that I think make Bath wonderful.

The Roman Baths.

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Probably the first thing you think of when you hear Bath was the natural hot springs it was founded upon. These we’re constructed around 70AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. Today, it’ one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.
Here, there’s 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C. The Romans believed that this was the mystical work of the Gods. But the water source comes from the King’s Spring, which fell as rain water around 10,000 BC.

Thermae Bath Spa.

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Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning Natural Spa where you can bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2,000 years ago.

They have an indoor Minerva Bath and open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city of Bath. There’s also a Wellness Suite and choose from over 40 spa treatments and packages.

The Jane Austen Centre

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Jane Austen is Bath’s most famous resident. The Centre offers a snapshot of what it would be like to live in the Regency times – the fashion, food, society – everything that would have inspired Austen’s timeless novels.

It also explores how the city of Bath impacted upon Jane Austen’s life and writing in much loved books such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The Centre is set in a decorated Georgian town house.

Bath Skyline Walk

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Explore the Bath Skyline which is famous for its wild flowers and elevated views. It’s a six-mile walk of footpaths where you will discover hidden valleys, rich in limestone, flowers and tranquil beech woodlands, interspersed with extensive views over Bath. It’s perfect for picnics, kite flying and strolling about. The Iron Age fort on Little Solsbury Hill offers the perfect vantage point for spectacular views over Bath and there are other archaeological sites of interest along the way including Roman settlements, and 18th-century follies.

Bath Christmas Market.

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I know it’s July, but I love a good Christmas Market and Bath’s looks amazing. It’s been voted amongst the most popular events in the UK. It has more than 170 beautifully decorated wooden chalets in the heart of Bath’s World Heritage Site.

What place would give you #PostcodePride?

 

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4 Comments

  1. July 19, 2017 / 7:12 am

    I can definitely see why you chose Bath – it’s such a lovely city. We visited a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it there so we would like to go back again. I hadn’t heard of the Bath Skyline though and it sounds like a really nice place to go to relax and have a walk x

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  2. July 19, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Bath looks so beautiful from summer to winter, definitely somewhere I would love to visit. I’m totally biased as it’s my home city but Durham is just so beautiful xx

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  3. July 21, 2017 / 3:54 am

    Oh my god I can’t believe I’ve been to Bath and you haven’t. I wish I would have known you wanted to go, we could have arranged it! We can go together next time xx.

  4. July 23, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I’ve never been to Bath but you’ve sold it to me. That’s going on my list of places to visit

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